Battle of the best designers at Miss Universe 2020

12 May 2021 | Angelique Reyes

The 69th edition of Miss Universe i.e., Miss Universe 2020 is all set to be held on 16th May 2021 (17th May 2021 in Manila) at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, the United States where almost seventy-four gorgeous divas from across the world will be competing for the crown. Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa will crown her successor at the end of the event finale.

Whether you’re competing in any pageant in the world, there comes that moment when you need to Say Yes to the Dress – the evening gown. The preliminary competition of the esteemed pageant, Miss Universe will witness gorgeous divas looking glamorous as they walk the ramp in their evening gowns.

There are so many choices when it comes to evening gowns. It could be sequined, lacy, poufy, tight, short, or long. All that really matters is that the dress represents your essence when you’re onstage. It is very important for the delegates to choose the right designers for the job of representing them into an attire that shall outshine at the stage.

The stunning divas will soon be on the ramp showcasing the best evening gown designs to the universe on the 14th of May 2021. Several countries have used the services of worldwide famous designers whose works are admired globally and is often worn by international celebrities. Among them four top designers have been chosen by some delegates to wear their designs on display for the evening gown round preliminary to the final.

Ziad Nakad for Miss Universe France

Ziad Nakad, the Lebanese designer who dazzled the crowd with his evening gown worn by Amandine Petit as she was crowned Miss Universe France 2021, will also be designing the evening gown for the diva for Miss Universe 2020. His breathtaking pieces have gained him the position as one of the best designers in the world. Ziad has also been taking care of Amandine’s outfits before her departure as well as on her ongoing journey.



Furne One for Miss Universe Philippines

Dubai-based Filipino designer Furne One is making his Miss Universe debut by dressing the Filipina beauty queen, Rabiya Mateo. With his flair for drama and exuberance, Furne definitely knows how to dress a queen. In a recent interview, Furne also shared how Miss Universe Philippines team has been very collaborative and engaged in preparing Rabiya to be at her best for the competition. “I have prepared four evening gowns in four different colors. We all want to showcase how Filipino fashion innovates and advances to global trends,” he added. Thrilled to achieve a milestone of dressing his very first Miss Universe candidate, he described his evening gowns as vibrant, energetic and eclectic.



Sebastian Gunawan for Miss Universe Indonesia

Indonesia’s Ayu Maulida will don Indonesian mastermind designer Sebastian Gunawan’s collection for her Miss Universe 2020 journey. Ayuma will be demonstrating several clothes by well-known Indonesian designers including Sebastian Gunawan, Diana M Putri, Priyo Oktaviano, Anne Avantie. Sebastian has been a major part of Ayu’s journey since her press conference to now the preliminary before the pageant finale. Sebastian Gunawan is one the most elite designers known worldwide who has also been awarded for the ‘Best Couture House in Indonesia.’



Michael Cinco for Miss Universe Canada and Miss Universe Romania

Michael Cinco is a unanimous name that surfaces in the couture industry as one the bests. Cinco has already designed the evening gowns of the country’s Miss Universe representatives in 2018 and 2019. For this year’s edition Cinco will be designing for not just one but two countries, Canada and Romania. 

One of the most celebrated designers of his generation, Cinco has dressed up a wide array of top celebrities and will now dress Nova Stevens of Canada and Bianca Tirsin of Romania for the most important nights of their lives, for Miss Universe 2020. Tirsin said she is honored to wear the creation of Cinco, who is known for dressing up international A-listers in showbiz, fashion and pageants. Canada’s Nova is following in the footsteps of previous Miss Universe Canada representatives who also donned Michael Cinco gowns in the pageant.



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There are many other names of top designers who will be dressing up the queens from all around the globe. It will be exciting to watch which evening gown will be the most iconic and most memorable gown at the 69th Miss Universe 2020.